Inside the numbers: Congestion’s cost to trucking

The cost of congestion each year is staggering. In 2015, the trucking industry experienced over 996 million hours of delay because of congestion, which is equivalent to 362,243 commercial truck drivers sitting idle for an entire working year. The American Transportation Research Institute determined the cost to be $63.4 billion.

This infographic highlights some of the facts around congestion and its ultimate cost to trucking operations. For even more on congestion, read: Inside the true costs of congestion.

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Brian Straight

Brian Straight covers general transportation news and leads the editorial team as Managing Editor. A journalism graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he has covered everything from a presidential election, to professional sports and Little League baseball, and for more than 10 years has covered trucking and logistics. Before joining FreightWaves, he was previously responsible for the editorial quality and production of Fleet Owner magazine and Brian lives in Connecticut with his wife and two kids and spends his time coaching his son’s baseball team, golfing with his daughter, and pursuing his never-ending quest to become a professional bowler.